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1995 nissan truck

Truck over heats i tried flushing the radiator and the thermostat is next to impossible to get at i also dont have any heat

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I had the same problem with my 95 Pickup when I got it a couple of years ago -- replaced water pump, thermostat, flushed radiator, etc. I finally noticed that the area where the radiator cap seats in the top tank (which is plastic) had a couple of gouges, which was keeping the cap from sealing properly. I cleaned it up as best I could, then bonded a large washer (used a grinder to get the exact size) into the neck for the radiator cap to seat on. Haven't had a problem since.

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